Baby Baby Baby Baby Baby Happy New Year!

Making this song summed up the second half of 2017 for me somehow. It’s redundant to say I’ve had enough of last year, who hasn’t?! I’m looking forward to good doings in 2018! Let’s go.

I wrote and recorded that in October right after the North Bay fires. BandCamp didn’t make me shorten the title, bless their hearts. I had to shorten it to distribute to iTunes, Spotify, etc. Oh the humanity!

My fellow Uptone Mike Stevens played drums. I played acoustic guitars and sang. There’s just one electric guitar part on the song, the 8 bar solo in the middle. We turned Mikey’s old Champ amp up to eleven and I let ‘er rip on the same mutant “Tele” hybrid I’ve been playing since 1983. This thing:

The guitar, not the cat. The cat helped me do overdubs at home later.


In 1970 they said it’s gettin’ hot,
And we should ride our bikes and burning fossils we should stop,
Exxon Mobile said it’s a liberal hoax,
And global warming was the butt of all their jokes,
Now, all these improvements are making matters worse,
Upgraded my system, and now it doesn’t work,
If this is winning, then I’d prefer to lose,
If they say march and fight then I will eat my boots,

Cos baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby I love you

The sky is falling, alerts are comin’ fast,
There’s no water pressure and you cannot find some gas,
We must evacuate but there’s nowhere to go,
747 dumpin’ red upon the glow,
The roads are jammed but we gotta move,
Can’t stay here, well, we can’t go there,
Grab important papers, pictures of the fam,
Keys and wallets phone and we just gotta scram,

Cos baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby I love you

I know you’re busy ‘cos you got things to do,
But the gleaming of the moon in your eye,
Is the whole universe, shining through the multiverse,
Oh the things that come to mind,
I’d drop my job, leave my home and close the tab out at the bar where I spend way too much time,
I’d sell the car and buy a ticket to the middle of nowhere if that’s a place you’d like,

Cos baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby I love you

© 2017 Eric Roy Dinwiddie
King Roy Music, BMI


Released December 21, 2017
Eric Din: Guitars, Bass, Vocals (and Triangle!)
Mike Stevens: Drums (and Tambourine!)
Cover Artwork: Shannon Wheeler
Recorded at Lost Monkey Studio (and Din’s house!)

Happy New Year, Babies!

Author: Eric Din

Eric makes songs, records, web content, and little forts for cats to play in. Founder/lifer in The UPTONES, guitarist, songwriter, guitar instructor, Eric blogs at ericdin.com and releases his new solo records via Peace and Love and Rock and Roll.